Actor B.D. Wong is an under-control hoarder who has spent years getting his house in order as a suitable place to be a divorced dad with shared custody of a 12-year-old son. The NY Times profiles his 2,900-square foot apartment on East 4th Street that he bought from architect William Sofield. Wong, who is probably most recognized for his work as a forensic psychiatrist on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit", purchased the apartment in 2005 for $1.25 million, and spent several years undoing the renovations Sofield had implemented on the former Yiddish theater, sweatshop, and porno theater, which included silvered walls and stainless steel.
The multi-year renovation overseen by architect Jack Wettling reflects Wong's penchant for eclectic accumulation and involved things like exposing the brick barrel vault ceilings that had been covered in plaster and incorporating antique doors salvaged from other buildings. Wong's son sleeps in a replica model of an R160 subway car that is tragically not pictured in the Times' slideshow. The apartment is a far cry from the townhouse that former SVU actor Mariska Hargitay just purchased on the Upper West Side and the apartment that Chris Meloni was trying to unload with the help of a Porsche.
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